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    Just wondering how other people find fairly long commutes to University, particularly with early starts and late finishes (especially both on the same day), and how they manage to cope with it and still manage to have a life?

    I'm in an annoying situation because I live about half an hour from the University, but have to use the bus which means almost 2 hours commute. This means that on days when I've got a Lab (thankfully only once every 2 weeks) I've got to leave the house at just gone 7 and won't get in until nearly 8. Makes the 9 to 4:30 job I was doing 20mins away seem easy.

    One thing I am hoping is that they will soon finish off this new road they are building in my town as it will mean the bus I get to Uni will go right past the station. That would means I could leave the house half an hour later and still get to uni at the same time. At the moment the bus uses another road (which will close) so doesn't go that near the station. Typically though it's supposed to finish in September, but they haven't even started laying tarmac yet.
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    (Original post by fluttershy)
    Just wondering how other people find fairly long commutes to University, particularly with early starts and late finishes (especially both on the same day), and how they manage to cope with it and still manage to have a life?

    I'm in an annoying situation because I live about half an hour from the University, but have to use the bus which means almost 2 hours commute. This means that on days when I've got a Lab (thankfully only once every 2 weeks) I've got to leave the house at just gone 7 and won't get in until nearly 8. Makes the 9 to 4:30 job I was doing 20mins away seem easy.

    One thing I am hoping is that they will soon finish off this new road they are building in my town as it will mean the bus I get to Uni will go right past the station. That would means I could leave the house half an hour later and still get to uni at the same time. At the moment the bus uses another road (which will close) so doesn't go that near the station. Typically though it's supposed to finish in September, but they haven't even started laying tarmac yet.
    One hour one way isn't too bad. When it gets to around 2 hours, then you should start to worry.
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    You get used to it. I do two hour commutes each way. This semester I'm in 9 - 4 on Fridays so I'm up at 5:30am(ish) and not home until about 6pm. Other times during the week, but Fridays are my longest day. I don't even notice the time go back nowadays, I'm that used to doing it. It's tough at first, but after time you'll get used to it.
 
 
 
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